Man Shoots Cars Parked in Shoveled Spaces After Blizzard, Cops Say

Police said the man now faces multiple charges.

ByABC News
January 31, 2015, 1:44 PM

— -- A Massachusetts man faces multiple charges after allegedly shooting cars left in parking spots that had been shoveled of snow, days after two feet of snow blanketed the town.

Jose Osorio was arrested Friday after witnesses reported he fired multiple shots at two parked cars that were parked in shoveled spaces on a street in Fall River, Massachusetts.

"During the course of the investigation the fact came up that he was observed yelling and banging on doors in the neighborhood about vehicles parked out in the street," said Lt. Ronald Furtado, of the Fall River Police Department. "Additional facts came to light that he had produced a handgun and fired at two of the vehicles."

Furtado said it's reasonable to believe that Osorio had shoveled the parking spaces that were then occupied.

Furtado said when officers arrived they found Osorio in the area and later found a handgun at his address. Osorio faces multiple charges, including carrying a firearm without a license, carrying a firearm after being convicted of a violent crime and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling.

Massachusetts and much of the Northeast is expected to face another snowstorm Sunday night into Monday morning.